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Gabriel Gomez changes stance on gun control measures

Insists evolution is not political

Three months after losing a US Senate special election in which he was hammered for his opposition to gun control measures, Republican Gabriel E. Gomez has changed his stance, now saying he supports a federal ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

The former Navy SEAL, who has said he is considering another run for elective office, explained after discussion with people across the state, including his wife, and weeks of reflection, he realized his previous stance was not the right one.

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